Jaguars to host draft party at stadium on April 25


Many Jacksonville Jaguars fans will be watching the first round of the NFL Draft on April 25, and once again this year the team is welcoming fans to attend a watch party at Everbank Stadium.

All the opening night action of the draft will be shown on the stadium’s video boards for those in attendance to watch and the festivities will take place on the field.

Gates one and four will open to the event at 7 p.m. and the draft officially gets underway at 8 p.m., but the Jaguars encourage fans to get there early and enjoy the various activities that will be in place to provide entertainment on the night.

There will be time before the Jaguars are slotted to pick at No. 17, but there will also be an array of things to keep fans busy until then, including a tour of the team’s locker room, football drills and a stage that will have entertainment throughout along with vendors.

One of the highlights of the entertainment on stage will be an appearance from head coach Doug Pederson and select Jaguars players, as well as Jaxson de Ville and the Roar cheerleaders.

The Jaguars will have more information in the coming weeks about player appearances during the event and a bevy of ways fans can win prizes.

Tickets for the event are free but will be needed in order to enter, so anyone wanting to go should go to and click on the link to reserve their spots.

Parking is also free for the event and will be available lot E, lot J, lot P and the Shipyards. Each of the parking lots will open at 6 p.m.

This season will also mark the Jaguars 30th as a franchise and they have asked fans to go online and vote between four different logos that will be used to commemorate the special anniversary.

Fans have until April 10 to vote for their favorite design and the one with the most votes will be the one used by the team.

The winning logo will be announced live on the night about 10 minutes prior to the draft getting underway at 8 p.m.